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2010 Ford Shelby GT500 - Click above for a high-res gallery

With new sheetmetal, more power and an upgraded chassis, the new Ford Mustang GT500 was destined to be a hot for the 2010 model year. The pony king may have just just gotten a whole lot more exclusive, too, as production has reportedly been limited to only 2,000 units. Team Shelby forum member 06VistaBlueGT posted a PDF with important ordering information for dealers that explains the production cut.

Production cut on Shelby GT500. To date, 1,700 GT500s have not been scheduled and the plant only had the capacity to build 2,000 for the 2010 MY (model year). If you signed the agreement, you are guaranteed 1 Shelby GT500 for the model year.

The move figures to severely limit the amount of GT500s a dealer can order, with many likely receiving either zero or one model for the year. The good news for the 2,000 lucky owners of the GT500 is that the lower production totals could make the 2010 model the most collectible (and valuable) model since the 2007 was introduced. If you haven't already signed up for a new GT500, though, dealers may now jack up the price even higher over MSRP to capitalize on the newfound shortfall of 540 horsepower pony cars. Hat tip to Murray!

*UPDATE: We reached out to Ford to ascertain the veracity of this Team Shelby document, and they have categorically denied the website users' claims. 2010 Mustang GT500 production has NOT been limited to 2,000 units, and the report is inaccurate.
Ford does not report volume figures for the GT500.

[Source: Team Shelby]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Don't worry about missing out on one. Next year there will be a GT500, GT500KR, GT500SS, GT350.

      I absolutely love the new look, but there's nothing special about it when they make 10 different models. I think they even made a GT500 Red edition a couple years ago.
      • 6 Years Ago
      More Ford political BS, how stupid!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Did some Ford employee steal Matt's girl friend or something? Matt seems to have a strong anti-Ford bias.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why Ford...why stop at stealing only 2,000 peoples money?
        • 6 Years Ago
        maybe the worst troll on autoblog...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Maybe GM should try stealing some money? Oh wait, they did. They do a much better job of stealing peoples money because they robbed over 303,824,640 people of money of tens of billions.

        In case you don't get it, thats the population of the U.S. Nevermind the money they got from Canada.

        Talk about theft.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Uhh...Tagg...take your blue blinders off...

        • 6 Years Ago
        There's a thing called capitalism. You may have heard of it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yes, 5.9 billion that was negotiated with government over a year ago. They will be repaid in 2012 with 3-4 percent interest. Nissan and Tesla also applied for these loans and received them under the same conditions.

        GM applied for the same loans but were denied because they are receiving over $50 billion of taxpayers money. Ford will have paid back it's loans long before the US taxpayers sees their money back from GM if they ever will. Do you know the conditions for GM's repayment?

        The biggest difference between the $50 billion GM is in debt for and the $5.9 billion Ford is in debt for is GM needed the cash just to keep the lights on.

        I'll take my "blue-blinders" off when you pull the GM suppository out of your rear.

        Try commenting on something other than Ford related topics. You talk about my "blue-blinders" it appears you have some too because you never post on BMW news or the Chrysler-Fiat deal. You only find the Ford articles, post some blabbering comment and get rave reveiws for your insight because you know absolutely nothing about the auto industry.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Would be fun to own one of these :)

      Curious, Matt, what do you drive?
        • 6 Years Ago
        He probably doesn't know because it changes about 4 times a month depending on what's convienient to fit his b.s.

        He knows nothing about cars except he doesn't like Ford and is willing to stretch any truth and ignore any fact in an effort to bash it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Just wait for the 2011.... hint hint return of the aluminum block.
      • 6 Years Ago

      • 6 Years Ago
      Matt stop being a tool and trolling anything about Ford

      The 2010 GT500 made 511 to the rear wheels, so it is underrated for one
      The handling is upgraded from the previous GT500 as well
      And it looks sexy as anything
      I think 0-60 figures are low 4s or 4 flat as well, so this thing can haul
        • 6 Years Ago
        Pftt...only Ford fan Boys would get excited over the slowest 500HP car in the world.

        The GT500, just like all Fords, is an overweight, poor handling excuse for a sports car. It's the best Ford can do and it is a completely pitiful effort.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "the chasis with its upgraded suspension for 2010 actually out handles its two competitors Camaro and Challenger, despite a Solid Rear"

        Uhh...no. Completely false.

        The ONLY way the Mustang will have handling anywhere NEAR the Camaro is if it has the silly track pack. Yes, the Mustang needs a special little enhancement to keep up with the BASE Camaro SS. A BASE Mustang GT will pull around .85-.87 on the skid pad where the Camaro will be in the .90-.93 range.

        "Just like ALL Fords?
        Musta' forgot all about the Ford GT when you typed that eh? "

        They still make the eh?

        "Well for the GM retards out there saying the camaro and corvette is better, just remember before you open your stupid mouths......GM went bankrupt, nobody wants their cars"

        Really? I suppose that is why the Traverse outsold the Flex last month...and the month before that...and the month before that.

        I suppose that is why 119,xxx people bought Silverados last month (the right choice mind you) while only 107,xxx bought the overweight and anemic F-150.

        I suppose the Camaro out selling the Mustang ALREADY is something that keeps you up at night.

        C11 or not, GM builds a much stronger, reliable, quality, and exciting product. Ford is the USA's Toyota. Bland, boring appliances.
        • 6 Years Ago
        the chasis with its upgraded suspension for 2010 actually out handles its two competitors Camaro and Challenger, despite a Solid Rear. Though I prefer the Camaro for both its price and styling, the GT500 is nothing to be triffled with. The drivetrain is fully built and is more than capable of 800HP with a larger blower, or 650HP with a simple pulley swap. Though I would go for the Camaro (althoughI would wait a model year or two after the bugs are worked out), the GT500 is an impressive car, with a nice interior and just about the perfect platform to make big power on safely.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well for the GM retards out there saying the camaro and corvette is
      better, just remember before you open your stupid mouths......GM went
      bankrupt, nobody wants their cars.....Poniac will be terminated, the
      Camaro has already been discontined once, it they stop making Camaros
      again, it will be permanent.

      I recently took a Camrao SS for a test drive, the car is absloutely
      huge, it is both wide and very long. The interior sucks..... same
      cheap plastics, not comfortable at all, can't see behind you or in
      front of you, the front end of the Camaro is very plasticy, also
      very blocky and has kind of a weird V shape, the back end looks
      chopped, with the tail lights looking like they are off a C5 vette.

      ANd let's not forget that GM needs bigger and bigger engines to beat
      the mustang. I mean come on, the Corvette and Camaro really need a
      6.2 liter engine to get 430 horsepower? I would have more respect for
      GM if they kept using their 5.7 liter engines, and kept tweaking them.
      Plus all the LS series engines are high compression engines, ( needs
      the hi-test gas) Ford ususally downrates their engines to lower
      compression (less hp) so it makes it more easy to supercharge,
      turbocharge etc for the tuners.

      Besides, IRS sucks.....live axle is best for drag racing.

      Just read the June 2009 issue of Car and Driver, that gives the best
      evaluation of the (small 4.6 liter with 315 horse) Mustang GT vs the
      ( hugemongous 6.2 liter 426 horse) Camaro. THe Camaro was only 1/10
      of sec faster from 0-60, like 2/10s faster in the 1/4 mile, and the
      Mustang outhandled the Camaro with .92g on the skidpad.

      Once the 400+ horse Coyote 5.0 come out in the Mustang GTs, and with
      the Ecoboost V6 in the V6 Stang, it will be all over.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why would anyone buy this over a C6 Corvette ?????
      The C6 is faster, handles better, and brakes better as well. Also, the Mustang is a fat pig compared to a 3,100lb-ish C5/C6.

      It's 2009 and this thing still has a SOLID REAR AXEL !!!!!
      .Drag Racers can find better/cheaper drag car platforms and Ford also has the CobraJet available for drag racers with a ton of dough to spend.

      As far as pony/muscle cars, the Camaro SS with it's engines, transmissions, brakes, and IRS should eliminate the Mustang from consideration for anyone who does their research.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Rob are you saying that IRS is better for drag racing?? A solid rear axle is
        • 6 Years Ago
        My bad, I must have been reading in a different context some how
        I'm actually happy the CJs are so expensive and limited, finally a mustang you will not see everywhere you turn besides roushs, saleens, gt500s
      • 6 Years Ago
      Every 2011 model will be superior. I can't wait to see what they actually have in store for us.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very interesting. I like the GT500 overall, but I am not a big fan of the Ford HID headlamps. They seem to make the car look "cross-eyed"..Metaphorically speaking.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ... when you switch those HID lamps on, it looks like COBRA is angry and I love that.
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